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6:35 PM ET, November 9, 2008

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Daily Mail:
The night we waved goodbye to America... our last best hope on Earth … Anyone would think we had just elected a hip, skinny and youthful replacement for God, with a plan to modernise Heaven and Hell - or that at the very least John Lennon had come back from the dead.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Malkin Award Nominee  —  “There had been a few white people blowing car horns and shouting, as the result became clear.  But among the Mexicans, Salvadorans and the other Third World nationalities, there was something like ecstasy.  They grasped the real significance of this moment.
Discussion: Harry's Place
CNN:
Lieberman can still help Dems, Reid says  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday he's still trying to keep Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman within the Democratic caucus despite anger over Lieberman's support of Republican presidential nominee John McCain.
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John Fund / Wall Street Journal:
Obama vs. Pelosi  —  The president-elect meets the enemy.  —  Barack Obama obviously has thought carefully about mistakes made by previous Democratic presidential winners who wrongly believed a Congress controlled by their own party would help make them a success.
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
Emanuel Says Auto Industry Essential to U.S. Economy
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Open Left
Fox News:
Farrakhan Says Obama Presidency Will Bring ‘New Beginning’  —  Americans can expect a “new beginning” when Barack Obama officially takes over the White House, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said on Sunday.  —  Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan says the U.S. can expect a …
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and Gateway Pundit
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Fox News:
First Bush-Obama Meeting: Hard Feelings and Hand Sanitizer
Discussion: The E&P Pub
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Barack Obama radio address — full text and video
Discussion: The Dish Rag
P.J. O'Rourke / Weekly Standard:
We Blew It  —  A look back in remorse on the conservative opportunity that was squandered.  —  Let us bend over and kiss our ass goodbye.  Our 28-year conservative opportunity to fix the moral and practical boundaries of government is gone—gone with the bear market and the Bear Stearns …
Topeka Capital-Journal:
Planning under way for Obama holiday  —  The Capital-Journal  —  Plans are being made to promote a national holiday for Barack Obama, who will become the nation's 44th president when he takes the oath of office Jan. 20.  —  “Yes We Can” planning rallies will be at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. every Tuesday …
Jules Crittenden:
(Hot) Reporter Investigated For Looting  —  No, not me this time.  In case the (Hot) part and the Bond girl art didn't make that clear.  It's CBS correspondent Lara Logan, now being investigated by federal agents for taking trashy Saddam propaganda from the wreckage of bombed-out Iraqi government buildings …
Discussion: PoliGazette
Patrick O'Connor / The Crypt's Blogs:
Reid: Stevens “not going to survive”  —  Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) believes his colleagues will expel Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens from the Senate following his felony conviction — and subsequent re-election.  —  “He's been convicted of seven felonies,” Reid said on CNN's “Late Edition.”
Discussion: Think Progress
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Christopher Keating / Capitol Watch:   Dodd: Obama Would Avoid Messy Fight on Lieberman
Al Gore / New York Times:
The Climate for Change  —  THE inspiring and transformative choice by the American people to elect Barack Obama as our 44th president lays the foundation for another fateful choice that he — and we — must make this January to begin an emergency rescue of human civilization from the imminent …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
GOP gears up for 2012  —  Votes are still being counted in some races in last Tuesday's election, but no matter: Talk of the potential Republican field in the 2012 presidential election is already underway.  —  Too early?  —  Too bad — just look around.
Associated Press:
Coleman loses attempt to block 32 votes from count  —  ST. Paul, Minn. (AP) - Sen. Norm Coleman failed Saturday in an attempt to block 32 absentee ballots from Hennepin County from being counted in his close race with Democrat Al Franken.  —  Coleman's campaign asked Ramsey County Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin …
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Sarah Wheaton / The Caucus:
A New Day, a New Day in Court in Minnesota  —  Florida 2000, meet Minnesota 2008.
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
BATTLE PLANS  —  How Obama won.  —  Obama's strategy worked, with only minor alterations, throughout the campaign.  —  Last June, Joel Benenson, who was Barack Obama's top pollster during his Presidential run, reported on the state of the campaign.  His conclusions, summed …
Discussion: The Heretik and Gawker
The Raw Story:
GOP leader: Rebuild party based on ‘sanctity of marriage’  —  The Republican brand is still alive and well, Rep. Mike Pence said on Fox News Sunday.  —  When asked by Chris Wallace what “conservative solutions” the GOP would bring to their current minority-party status, Pence said social issues like …
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
Obama and the War on Brains  —  Barack Obama's election is a milestone in more than his pigmentation.  The second most remarkable thing about his election is that American voters have just picked a president who is an open, out-of-the-closet, practicing intellectual.
 
 
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Paul Bloom / Slate:
Does Religion Make You Nice?
Discussion: Will Wilkinson
Peter Bernstein / New York Times:
Put Away the Wish List, and Help Households Bounce Back
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Bush's Failing Final Grade
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Fareed Zakaria to Obama: Think Big.
Discussion: Kevin Drum
Neil Roland / FinancialWeek.com:
Stiffer bailout terms eyed
Scott Horton / Harper's:
Something's Odd in Alaska
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